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I can’t believe I am even mentioning the word homework right now! The summer has seriously been flying by. I guess like the saying goes, time flies when you are having fun. Well, ready or not, I must start prepping for school which is practically right around the corner. Not only am I getting school supplies and gear together, but I am also taking the time to create and plan a homework station with an after school snacks like Tyson® Any’tizers® Chicken Chips . It’s never too early to get organized when kids are involved.
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Prepping for homework.
Ugh. That word stills gets to me even though I am no longer in school. When I taught before having my son, I remembered hearing the dread in my students’ voices when I ever mentioned the word ‘homework’. Here I am now, years later and mentioning the word due to my own kids. My oldest will be heading into the 3rd grade, which will be a game changer when it comes to homework and all her studies. I can sense that she is already getting a little nervous about this big change from 2nd grade to 3rd grade, but we are ready for it.
Prepping for homework is something that is not only easy, but is important for yourself and kids. Believe me, I feel that I am just as involved in doing homework as my kids. The most important aspect of prepping for homework is making it fun. When you involve yourself while making it fun and not something that MUST be done, it changes the entire setting. So let’s get to making homework time fun!
Creating the homework station.
For your homework station, find things that are colorful and of something that interests your child. Also make sure to include everything that your child will need to do homework. Once they are in the zone, you don’t want them coming out of it. Colorful pencils, fun erasers, washer tape, crayons, colored pencils, and even an easy-to-use pencil sharpener is always in stock in our station. Other items will be included on a need basis, like rulers and scissors.
Keep all these things ready to go in a tray so that it can be easily pulled out and put away. My kids also love to have their own trays. They will sometimes do their homework in these colorful trays. The way I see it, whatever works!
The last important thing that must be included in your homework station is snacks. Yep, we all know how hungry those kids are once they get home from school.
Adding the snacks.
When there is food involved, my kids will follow. It is no wonder I make sure to have snacks at our homework station, especially these Tyson® Any’tizers® Chicken Chips. Tyson® Any’tizers® Chicken Chips are a high-quality, crave-worthy snacks that are made with real, quality NAE (no antibiotics ever) chicken. Y’all, these are boldly-seasoned with popular chip flavors and are perfect for dipping! Where did I find them? Walmart of course! You can grab these in store or Online Grocery, which is a life-saver might I add.
I normally grab these with the rest of the things I need for the week, including all the items to make ranch dip for these Chicken Chips. I stock up my freezer at the beginning of the week, and then we are ready to conquer all things homework-related.
Sunday evening, I can make the ranch dip by mixing 16 oz. of sour cream, 4 oz. garden vegetable cream cheese and a packet of ranch dip seasoning. It keeps in the fridge for the entire week, making snack prepping much easier. As for Tyson® Any’tizers® Chicken Chips, those can be cooked in under 10 minutes! I preheat the oven while I prep the rest of the snack station with washed broccoli florets, celery sticks, pretzel rods, and the homemade ranch dip. Then pop in both Tyson® Any’tizers® BBQ Chicken Chips and Tyson® Any’tizers® Ranch Chicken Chips into the oven.
Back to school ready.
Don’t wait until the last minute to get all things ready for school, especially when it can be as easy as this homework snack station. Just grab all those school-needed items while you are in and out of Walmart and don’t forget Tyson® Any’tizers® Chicken Chips while you are at it! You can use this Ibotta Walmart exclusive offer to get $1 off any one Tyson product.